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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Reverse

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You would need around 8,222.64RM (74,238.98฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 88,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 14.24% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 15.64% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 18.69% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 6.97% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 26.16% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 63.70% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 52.50 ฿     72.23 ฿      +37.58 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     541.72 ฿      -9.71 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 ฿     108.34 ฿      -27.77 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     108.34 ฿      +54.78 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 110.00 ฿     108.34 ฿      -1.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 64.64 ฿     86.58 ฿      +33.94 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.25 ฿     19.96 ฿      +15.70 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.03 ฿     12.12 ฿      +34.22 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.77 ฿     57.18 ฿      +19.70 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 38.61 ฿     27.02 ฿      -30.02 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 52.78 ฿     33.57 ฿      -36.40 %
Eggs (12) 58.10 ฿     42.62 ฿      -26.65 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 591.67 ฿     304.39 ฿      -48.55 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 124.09 ฿     96.53 ฿      -22.21 %
Apples (1kg) 86.88 ฿     79.24 ฿      -8.79 %
Oranges (1kg) 79.69 ฿     71.09 ฿      -10.79 %
Tomato (1kg) 52.44 ฿     29.08 ฿      -44.55 %
Potato (1kg) 69.83 ฿     27.74 ฿      -60.28 %
Lettuce (1 head) 39.60 ฿     23.39 ฿      -40.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.65 ฿     18.36 ฿      +17.33 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     451.43 ฿      -24.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.88 ฿     80.13 ฿      +54.47 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 95.00 ฿     96.31 ฿      +1.37 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     108.34 ฿      +20.38 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     18.06 ฿      -27.77 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 900.00 ฿     902.86 ฿      +0.32 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     27.09 ฿      -22.61 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 7.26 ฿     9.71 ฿      +33.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     225.72 ฿      +125.72 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.96 ฿     19.95 ฿      -48.80 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,000.00 ฿     1,354,290.70 ฿      +74.75 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,945.05 ฿     1,522.40 ฿      -61.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.91 ฿     2.19 ฿      +14.56 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 679.62 ฿     1,323.59 ฿      +94.76 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,777.78 ฿     1,445.22 ฿      -18.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 364.29 ฿     189.60 ฿      -47.95 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 175.00 ฿     135.43 ฿      -22.61 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,212.83 ฿     2,059.34 ฿      -6.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,529.00 ฿     1,298.04 ฿      -15.11 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,891.67 ฿     2,482.87 ฿      -14.14 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,777.78 ฿     2,482.11 ฿      -10.64 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,433.47 ฿     22,040.42 ฿      +19.57 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,176.47 ฿     10,341.86 ฿      -7.47 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 53,821.43 ฿     39,675.70 ฿      -26.28 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 27,333.33 ฿     18,009.69 ฿      -34.11 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 111,875.00 ฿     81,167.27 ฿      -27.45 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 68,333.33 ฿     48,846.12 ฿      -28.52 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 23,639.56 ฿     32,645.89 ฿      +38.10 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.94     4.95      -16.72 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Currency: THB